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8 coastal communities

20 Mangroves and saltmarshes legend

Mangroves and saltpans or samphire flats +/- grasses

WT 7.1.1 Mangrove forests on coastal lowland saline alluvial soils

7.1.1 tidally inundated heavy soils 8 20

LANDFORM intertidal; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Mangoves. Closed forest to low open scrub. Rhizophora stylosa, Avicennia marina, Ceriops tagal, +/- Bruguiera exaristata +/- Excoecaria agallocha +/- Lumnitzera racemosa +/- Xylocarpus moluccensis; NOTES . This unit comprises two or more units in mosaic (mappable separately in some areas north of the Townsville 250 000 map area). Suggest these be recognised as different REs; GEOLOGY SOIL dark mud

WT C 7.1.2 Salt meadow/ herbfield on coastal lowland hyper-saline alluvial soils

7.1.2x tidally inundated heavy soils 8 20

LANDFORM flat, intertidal; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Bare mud flats; NOTES Not mapped separately. Mapped in mosaic with 429; GEOLOGY SOIL pale surface, dark mud

BBN 11.1.2 Samphire forbland on marine clay plains

11.1.2 tidally inundated heavy soils 8 20

LANDFORM intertidal flats; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Samphire flats with Halosarcia spp, Sarcocornia quinqueflora and Suaeda australis; NOTES Not mapped separately. Mapped only in mosaic with 413 and 426; GEOLOGY SOIL pale surface, dark mud

11.1.2x tidally inundated heavy soils 8 20

LANDFORM intertidal flats; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Bare mud flats; NOTES Not mapped separately. Mapped in mosaic with 554 and 426; GEOLOGY SOIL pale surface, dark mud

BBN 11.1.4 Mangrove forest/woodland on marine clay plains

11.1.4 tidally inundated heavy soils 8 20

LANDFORM intertidal flats, estuaries and some swales; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Closed mangrove forest to low open scrub. Rhizophora stylosa, Avicennia marina, Ceriops tagal, +/- Bruguiera exaristata +/- Excoecaria agallocha +/- Lumnitzera racemosa +/- Xylocarpus moluccensis; NOTES This unit comprises three or more subunits in mosaic. They can to varying degrees be separated by remote sensing, but the mosaic is too fine to separate them on this map sheet at 1:100 000 scale. Suggest these could be recognised as different REs.; GEOLOGY SOIL dark mud

11.1.4x tidally inundated heavy soils 8 20

LANDFORM intertidal; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Closed mangrove forest of Rhizophora apiculata; NOTES Suggest new RE; GEOLOGY SOIL dark mud

21 Sand blows, rock pavements, sand islands legend

coastal sand blows, rock pavements, sand islands

BBN C 11.2.2 Complex of Spinifex sericeus, Ipomoea pes-caprae and Casuarina equisetifolia grassland and herbland on foredunes

11.2.2x dunes and beaches 8 21

LANDFORM sand spit; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Grassland with Heteropogon triticeus, various other grasses and herbaceous spp. Includes narrow prostrate strandline vegetation; NOTES Suggest new Uveg; GEOLOGY SOIL sand/coral rubble spit

 10 coastal dune dry woodlands (+/- grassy) legend

Dry woodlands, primarily on coastal sandplains and dunes, especially C. tessellaris, Melaleuca dealbata +/- grassy

WT 7.2.3 Dune ridge and swale vegetation mosaic of coastal lowlands

7.2.3x1 dunes and beaches 8 10

LANDFORM dunes and minor swales; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Woodland with Eucalyptus tessellaris, Melaleuca dealbata, Acacia crassicarpa +/- Canarium australianum +/- Pleiogynium timorense. Melaleuca leucadendra at back of dunes; NOTES (or BBN outlier 11.2.5b) Suggest this type should be separate RE from the first association discussed under 7.2.3 (Eucalyptus peltata, E. tessellaris, E. tereticornis, E. intermedia, etc)

7.2.3x2 dunes and beaches 8 10

LANDFORM beaches and some dunes within mangroves; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Strandline vegetation. Strongly zoned. Near prostrate vegetation along top of beach with Ipomoea pescaprae, Canavalia rosea. Treeline Casuarina equisetifolia +/- Hibiscus tiliaceus, Vitex trifolia, Clerodendrum inerme and many others; NOTES Suggest strandline should be separate RE; GEOLOGY SOIL Qhcb

WT C 7.2.4 Open forest/woodland vegetation mosaic (Corymbia spp., Lophostemon suaveolens, Eucalyptus pellita, Acacia spp.) of wet lowlands on old stranded dune ridges on sands

7.2.4x C dunes and beaches 8 10

LANDFORM relict dunes; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Woodland with Eucalyptus tessellaris, Acacia crassicarpa and Canarium australianum. Midstratum moderate, with Planchonia careya; NOTES (or BBN outlier 11.2.5a) Suggest separate RE to wetter types further north with Eucalyptus intermeida and E. pellita; GEOLOGY SOIL pale sand

BBN C 11.2.1 Eucalyptus platyphylla-Corymbia tessellaris woodland on sandy coastal plains

11.2.1x1 dunes and beaches 8 10

LANDFORM flat aeolian dune; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Open woodland with Eucalyptus clarksoniana, Acacia crassicarpa and Melaleuca viridiflora; GEOLOGY SOIL very fine white sand

11.2.1x2 dunes and beaches 8 10

LANDFORM Pleistocene dune - flat; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Woodland with Eucalyptus tessellaris and Melaleuca viridiflora; NOTES Suggest new Uveg; GEOLOGY SOIL sand - not sampled

BBN C 11.2.2 Complex of Spinifex sericeus, Ipomoea pes-caprae and Casuarina equisetifolia grassland and herbland on foredunes

11.2.2 dunes and beaches 8 10

LANDFORM beach edge / foredune; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Strandline vegetation. Strongly zoned. Near prostrate vegetation along top of beach with Ipomoea pescaprae, Canavalia rosea. Treeline Casuarina equisetifolia +/- Hibiscus tiliaceus, Vitex trifolia, Clerodendrum inerme and many others; GEOLOGY SOIL pale sand

BBN 11.2.5 Corymbia-Melaleuca woodland complex of beach ridges and swales

11.2.5 dunes and beaches 8 10

LANDFORM dunes / swales; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Woodland on dunes and swales with Eucalyptus tessellaris, Melaleuca dealbata, Acacia crassicarpa +/- Canarium australianum. Melaleuca leucadendra at back of dunes; NOTES Suggest new Uveg; GEOLOGY SOIL pale sand

9 not sure

50 not sure legend

not sure, Casuarina leuhmanii and separately Acacia burdekinensis

EIU 9.11.1 Broad-leaved ironbark (Eucalyptus shirleyi) woodland on skeletal soils of hills and ranges

9.11.1x3 Metamorphosed ranges 9 50

LANDFORM hillslope; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Woodland with Acacia burdekenensis; GEOLOGY SOIL Ddj/q

BBN 11.3.32 Allocasuarina luehmannii open woodland on alluvial plains

11.3.32 ~ E plains 9 50

LANDFORM low und; VEG STRUCTURE & FLORISTICS Low woodland with Casuarina leuhmannii +/- Melaleuca viridiflora +/- Eucalyptus platyphylla; GEOLOGY SOIL Qf, Qa

 

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